Ameer Jamaat e Islami Syed Munawar Hasan has welcomed Army Chief’s statement ruling out joint operation in North Waziristan and termed it in harmony with the nation’s aspirations. He has expressed the hope that the armed forces would foil all conspiracies against the country’s geographical and ideological boundaries being hatched by anti state elements. He was addressing a ceremony marking the conclusion of the Holy Quran in Taraweeh at the Mansoora mosque. Maulana Abdul Malik, Maulana Syed Mehmud Ahmed Farooqi, and Ch. Aslam Saleemi were also present. Syed Munawar Hasan said that the US claims of pulling out from Afghanistan by 2014 were false as it was planning permanent stay in the area as was evident from the statements of different US officials visiting the area. The US designs to curtail Pakistan’s influence in the region and increase India’s hold were no secret and but the narrow minded Pakistani rulers did not understand that. The US drones were violating our territory and killing innocent citizens every day in spite of air force’s ability to drown drones which spoke of our weaknesses. Syed Munawar Hasan said that the law and order in the country was poor whereas the Interior Ministry had failed to check the terrorist attacks in spite of getting prior information. The JI Ameer said that the world today needed the Quranic revolution. This revolution could be brought about only by those imbued with the faith in the Quran and implementing its teachings in their day to day life. All those who were openly violating the Quranic injunctions and playing in the hands of Islam’s enemies could not bring about this resolution. He said that the revolution was heading towards Pakistan from Egypt and Turkey and a change in the country in line with Islam was inevitable. However, the true change required enforcement of Allah’s commands and the Shariah of prophet Muhammad. (PBUH). Syed Munawar Hasan said that there had been a strong wave against Islam in the west following the 9/11 tragedy during which the Quran was set on fire, it was put on trial( God forbid), it was blamed for terrorism. and caricatures of the Holy Prophet were published widely. However, he said, despite this campaign, Islam was spreading fast and the number of people joining the fold of Islam in the west was on the rise, and these were mostly women. In fact, he said, that the Quran was a light and no body could stop it from spreading.